Photo Guides | Action Photo Tours
David Swindler is a National Geographic award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer. He received a degree in chemical engineering and worked in the semiconductor industry specializing in optics and photolithography. Thus, the technical side of photography came very easy to him. Back in 2014 he quit his day job to follow his true passion. He has traveled to many locations around the world and has extensive experience photographing a wide variety of subjects and conditions. He finds great satisfaction in helping others learn photography, especially in the wild desert environment near his home in Kanab, UT. Follow the links below to see more of Mr. Swindler's work.
Mr Swindler has been leading guided photo tours for several years and knows many different camera systems and how to capture the best photos. On his trips, you'll travel to impressive locations and receive photography instruction at the same time! His clients are his top priority while out in the field. Read what others are saying about his trips here: Trip Advisor. If you have any questions, please Contact Us and we'll be happy to assist. Happy travels!
Cody is a published photographer, travel author and guide for multiple workshop companies. His love for photography has taken him on journeys across the world and now to Kanab, Utah to lead and teach others how to get the best possible photographs in the South West. Cody shares a love for the artistic side of photography and isn't afraid to spend hours post-processing to achieve a desired final result.
Cody actively contributes to various photographic communities, makes videos and interacts with anyone willing to inquire on Instagram. While not photographing, Cody is usually programming or practicing yoga.
Cody's portfolio can be found at www.codyscapes.com.
Ingrid is an avid nature photographer driven to capture the light of the desert Southwest. Raised in Western Montana, Ingrid received a Spanish degree from Northern Arizona University and worked numerous years in the Southwest US teaching English and Spanish. Her love of culture, outdoors and adventure has taken her on photographic excursions around the world. But her real love is the desert Southwest, resulting in a deep understanding of the geography, natural history, and geology of her home.
Ingrid has well over 30 years of outdoor recreation experience. She has been guiding tours for the past 2 years in Southern Utah. She is a Wilderness First Responder and has participated in Search and Rescue Operations in remote areas. Not only is she adept at photography and overnight tours, but she also enjoys backpacking and sharing the wilderness experience with her clients. In her spare time she enjoys international travel, mountain biking, skiing, and river rafting. She can commonly be found walking barefoot down a remote canyon with a camera around her neck. Ingrid is an expert in chasing the best light and exquisite textures of the desert.
Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Northern Michigan, Russ left home after high school to pursue his dreams. He always had a strong interest in people, and that propelled him into the automobile business. He worked at 14 different automobile dealerships in 5 different states as a sales trainer and in management. In his limited spare time, he has a habit of daily exercise by running and hiking. He has completed over 100 5k and 1/2 marathons. Most recently he spent 2.5 months hiking the Appalachian trail in 2016.
Archaeology has been a life long interest for Russ. When he first visited Utah in 2008 and saw what the Kanab area had to offer, he was totally hooked and could not wait to return and make it his permanent home. Upon returning he began to explore Native American sites and spent considerable time scouting little known spots. He knows many hidden areas that you can visit on our Slot Canyons and Indian Ruin Tours.
For Russ, working with Action Photo, is an opportunity of a lifetime. He is living his dream!!
Evelyn is our Chief Operations Officer. Although she is not a photographer, her natural business acumen and marketing insight are huge assets to our operation. Evelyn loves to spend time in nature and explore the outdoors, so it's possible you may meet her on some of our trips!
Evelyn spent many years in medical school, residency, and fellowship and is now one of the most respected retina surgeons in the Pacific Northwest. During medical school, she worked as a business consultant. She loved consulting so much that is was difficult to go back to medical school.
Evelyn loves winter sports, especially backcountry snowboarding! During the summer, she uses her weekends to the max ascending mountains, backpacking, and climbing. She has traveled to many countries around the world and loves to experience new lands and cultures. Evelyn has a very artistic eye and enjoys sharing the love of photography and fine art.
Glen Hush is a 30 year resident of the Pacific Northwest, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He considers himself a life-long student of photography, beginning with work in a dark room in high school, and continuing into this digital age. He enjoys the study of the capture of images and light.
Glen’s photographs have been published in magazines and newspapers in the northwestern United States as well as National Geographic’s website. He has received numerous awards for his photography including the Idaho Outdoors Grand Prize Winner and Western Idaho Fair Best Of Show.
Glen donates his time and skills to Birds of Prey Northwest, a raptor rescue and rehabilitation organization. He also serves as a mentor to high school students who are pursuing a career in photography.
Check out more of Glen's impressive work on his website: GlenHushPhotography.com